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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Controversy in a Rare Scoreless Test

January 4th 1930           The Lions 0 v Australia 0                      Swinton

In 1930 at Swinton near Manchester, in the third and deciding TestAustralia’s half-back Joe “Chimpy” Busch picked the ball up at the scrum base and ran 20 m for what seemed like a match winning and Ashes winning score. Busch and his team were ecstatic but referee Bob Robinson over-turned his original decision to award the try after consulting the touch judge.

Things didn’t improve for the Kangaroos when they were beaten 3-0 in 1933

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